When Scott broke the news of the upcoming Michael Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot (simply titled Ninja Turtles), fans had some very interesting things to say about the new direction the reboot would be taking--especially how the turtles would no longer be Ooze-enhanced mutants, but would instead be aliens.
Michael Bay himself has unsurprisingly decided to take on the entire internet with a statement on his Shoot for the Edit blog forum:
"Fans need to take a breath, and chill. They have not read the script. Our team is working closely with one of the original creators of Ninja Turtles to help expand and give a more complex back story. Relax, we are including everything that made you become fans in the first place. We are just building a richer world."
Strangely, the most accurate adaptation of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics was the 2003 cartoon, followed by the 2007 CGI-animated movie. For the longest time, I thought nothing could ever stray as far from the source material as the original cartoon, but the news of Bay's version proved me wrong. If Michael Bay is working with Peter Laird, though (as Kevin Eastman no longer owns his half of the franchise), there's some hope--and I'm still willing to give Bay the benefit of the doubt for The Rock and both Bad Boys movies.
What do you think? Is this whole Ninja Turtles revamp going to hell in a handbasket, or is Michael Bay right, and fans are just worrying too much?